Insane Clown Posse's FBI "Gang" Lawsuit Dismissed

posted Wednesday July 09 ,2014 at 12:30PM CDT | 19 comments

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"This is not the end," ICP's Violent J says. "We'll keep fighting to clear the Juggalo family name."

A judge has ruled that the federal government is not to blame for fallout from a 2011 FBI report that placed the gang labeled Insane Clown Posse fans, according to Billboard

Insane Clown Posse (ICP) and fans filed a lawsuit saying fans were targeted by police because of their affiliation with the Insane Clown Posse group. They say they are identified because of jewelry or tattoos that showcase the ICP logo.

The judge says the government isn't responsible for how law enforcement officials use the report on gangs. 

The judge says the report "does not recommend any particular course of action for local law enforcement to follow, and instead operates as a descriptive, rather than prescriptive, assessment of nationwide gang trends."

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of ICP and their fans, who refer to themselves as Juggalos, says its fight against Juggalos being targeted is not over. They have said they will appeal the decision. 

Meanwhile, ICP's Joseph Bruce, who goes by Violent J, addressed the ruling, also. 

"This is not the end," Violent J says. "We'll keep fighting to clear the Juggalo family name...While it is easy to fear what one does not understand, discrimination and bigotry against any group of people is just plain wrong and un-American." 

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